Agenda Item # 2
Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

August 22, 2017

Agenda Report # 24


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Sheriff’s Office MOU with US Marshals Service

INITIATED BY: Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office


Recommendation: Approval is requested for the Sheriff’s Office to enter into a MOU with the US Marshals Service to receive $4,899 in funding, or as otherwise awarded, with no local match required, for the purchase of office supplies, one laptop computer, and 15 patrol body cameras, for use in the Georgia-Alabama Line operation in conjunction with the USMS, and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the award.

Background: The U.S. Marshals Service is authorized by federal statute to assist state and local jurisdictions in executing arrest warrants for certain violent state felons and in locating and apprehending sex offenders who are non-compliant with the requirement that they register as a sex offender. The primary mission of the Georgia-Alabama Line operation is to investigate and/or arrest, as part of temporary short-term law enforcement operations, persons who have active state arrest warrants adopted by the USMS and/or federal warrants for their arrest and/or who are in potential violation of the Adam Walsh Act.

Analysis: The MOU will result in reimbursement of expenditures for the purchase of office supplies, computer equipment, and body cameras related to the project.

Financial Considerations: The Sheriff’s Office will receive $4,899 in reimbursement for equipment purchased. There is no local match required.

Legal Considerations: The Sheriff’s Office will be bound by the terms of the MOU.

Recommendation: Approval for the Sheriff’s Office to enter into an MOU with the US Marshals Service for the reimbursement of $4,899, or as otherwise awarded, in office equipment expenditures and amend the Multi-governmental fund by the amount of the award.


A RESOLUTION
NO. _____

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MUSCOGEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO ENTER INTO AN M.O.U. WITH THE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE TO RECEIVE $4,899 IN FUNDING, OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED, WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIRED, FOR THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES, ONE LAPTOP COMPUTER, AND 15 PATROL BODY CAMERAS, FOR USE IN THE GEORGIA-ALABAMA LINE OPERATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH USMS, AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND BY THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Marshals Service is authorized by federal statute to assist state and local jurisdictions in executing arrest warrants for certain violent state felons and in locating and apprehending sex offenders who are non-compliant with the requirement that they register as a sex offender; and,

WHEREAS, the primary mission of the Georgia-Alabama Line operation is to investigate and/or arrest, as part of temporary short-term law enforcement operations, persons who have active state arrest warrants adopted by the USMS and/or federal warrants for their arrest and/or who are in potential violation of the Adam Walsh Act; and,

WHEREAS, once signed, the MOU will become effective upon the commencement of the operation and terminate upon the operation’s conclusion; and,

WHEREAS, the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office will use $4,899 of these funds for the purchase of office supplies, one laptop computer, and 15 patrol body cameras to be used in the performance of this operation.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is authorized to enter into an MOU with the US Marshals Service to receive funding in the amount of $4,899 or as otherwise awarded, and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2017, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.



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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor